The casserole, also referred to as a “one dish meal,” is a great dish for catered events as one dish can be used to serve numerous people. Because it combines so many loose ingredients, it never fully solidifies and doesn’t have a crust, it is best to serve a casserole in the same dish it was baked in to prevent things from getting too sloppy. The casserole is a great food because it can be made so many ways and you can use left over meats or vegetables from other recipes to create the base. Throw in a can of soup and you are nearly there. For a delicious, brown top, leave the dish uncovered as it bakes. A completed casserole can be frozen for up to two months. Leave it to thaw overnight in the refrigerator and bake it at nearly double its original baking time at 350°F.
Now that everyone has devoured your delicious creation, how do you get the baked on pieces off of your dish without spending hours scrubbing at the dish? The best way to get rid of all that debris and clean a casserole dish is to fill it up with hot water and pour in a little automatic dishwasher detergent. Then let it sit overnight. This should get rid of all of the particles. If this doesn’t do the trick, try a little dab of straight bleach on the problem area. This should get any stains to come out pretty quickly. Be sure you wash the dish thoroughly after using the bleach.